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2.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   71 km from Punda Maria Gate | Mopane Country, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the camp just before gate closure and saw hundreds of elephants on the way there! We were unsure of the restaurant due to previous reviews but we were pleasantly surprised that it has changed hands and now serves a generic, but good quality food. We had a burger and pizza both of which were satisfactory considering that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Rentmeester guest house and it was really comfortable considering it is self catering. The property is well maintained and serviced on a daily basis which makes the self catering experience a bit more relaxing. Our unit had a view of the river bed with different game passing every hour. We saw two Marshall eagles cooling down... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd stop in our first week in the park, the camp had been rebuilt from a flood, we were surprised to check into a new nice room with a kitchen, it felt like heaven. Great AC ! Again good game drives, nice people, good service. Mugg and Bean a bonus, yummy coffee and food. We did not... More 

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South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being on the more upper end of the Northern Kruger Shingwedzi does not have the traffic that the South does which often means that your sightings are exclusive. We stayed at the Rentmeester guest house which offers a wonderful boma type fire area infront of a wonderful river bed view. A spring hare is a frequent visitor to the newly... More 

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We enjoyed all the camps but after having been warned not to expect too much at Shingwedzi, we were pleasantly surprised. It was so well restored after the flood in 2013 and the staff went out of their way to assist in whatever way possible. The bungalo in which we stayed showed a special insight into the needs of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was probably the most disappointing of the six camps we stayed in while at the Kruger Park. The dining area was particularly dark and depressing with cobwebs on the ceiling. The rooms were not much better. There was no remote for controlling the air-conditioner. The basin had separate hot and cold taps and the lavatory door could be shut... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

in 2013 floods destroyed the camp so its new and fresh but they seriously could have done with an architect. Anyway the bungalows are comfortable but I don't like an outside kitchen Sept was extremely hot here and we saw most game midday at waterholes. This is not usual. I would recommend going in winter or April to July only.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight here in July. We had a lodge which slept 2 people. Very comfortable. We particularly liked the location as it had everything very close - river, bushveld etc. We even had an encounter with a leopard just outside the camp! Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed in a hut for one nights and used the communal facilities, which were walking distance from our hut. Everything was very clean, and we were positively surprised by the ambiance of the camp. There were a lot of elephants.. We almost couldn't drive anywhere, without stumbling across an ellie. The restaurant looked very nice. Although not busy, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Shingwedzi is a lovely place to camp. Even though we went at a busy time during school holidays the ablutions and camp were always kept spotless. The ladies at reception were always helpful and friendly. The shop had all yhe bare necessities you could need. The restaurant could do with some better management as the service was not good each... More 

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Address: 71 km from Punda Maria Gate | Mopane Country, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Shingwedzi Rest Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 10

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